We made huge gains at the statewide level in the 2018 General Election. Jared Polis is our newly elected Governor, Phil Weiser – Attorney General, Jena Griswold – Secretary of State, Dave Young – State Treasurer, and Lesley Smith – CU Regent, all Democrats that won their statewide races. Our State Senator Kerry Donovan was re-elected and is now the Majority Whip in the Colorado Senate.We flipped the State Senate to a Democratic majority as well as the State House which has not been done since 1936.
In Chaffee County, congratulations to Jeff Graf, our new Chaffee County Coroner-elect! Lori Mitchell who was re-elected as our outstanding Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Erin Kelley, Kimberly Parker and Susan Shepherd did not win election. BUT, all other Democratic candidates won Chaffee County itself. If you will remember 2016, Keith Baker was the only Democrat who won election in Chaffee County.
In one election cycle, this Chaffee County went from light pink to violet. During our campaign we made an incredible number of door knocks, telephone calls and texts. Phenomenal work!
Everyone on this team is a champion, everyone left it all on the field, and at least 50 volunteers became very active and engaged this year. WE have done amazing work in 2 years, and built a strong foundation, and of that we can be VERY proud.
Thank you to all of our hard working volunteers. We just could not have done it without you!
Please join us and Walk with Congressional District 5 candidate Stephany Rose Spaulding, Chaffee Coroner candidate Jeff Graf, and Susan Shepherd for Chaffee Treasurer candidate. Candidate literature, walk lists, and a script will be provided. This is a great opportunity to meet these candidates and help them in their elections.
Arkansas Valley Indivisible invites you to join us for a Blue Wave Candidates Forum with brief presentations by:
Kimberly Parker, candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner
Erin Kelley, candidate for Colorado House of Representatives
Kerry Donovan, running for re-election as State Senator
Stephany Rose Spaulding, candidate for U.S.House of Representatives
Other candidates will be present for meet and greet. Please join us!
It may be hard to imagine, but the November elections are almost upon us. Ballots will be mailed starting the week of October 15th. That means we have 8 weeks to get our amazing local and statewide slate of well-qualified, progressive candidates elected up and down the entire ballot. The time has come to issue the call: ALL HANDS ON DECK! YOU are needed now. We will be supporting our candidates in several ways, through door-to-door canvassing, live phone calls, texts, posting signs, entering data, feeding volunteers, you name it.
Here are a few ways you can help our candidates in the next few weeks. Please RSVP to Joanne Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Saturday. September 15th at 10 am at Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida
Walk with Sen. Kerry Donovan, Chaffee Candidates Kimberly Parker for Commissioner and Susan Shepherd for Treasurer.
We will provide candidate literature, walk lists, a simple script and we will walk in pairs. Bring sunscreen, water, a hat, and wear walking shoes. There will be a very special guest that joins our canvas that day to provide additional visibility and to generate buzz. You’ll have to come to see for yourself!
Sunday, September 16th at 11 am at Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida
Walk with House District 60 candidate Erin Kelley and Chaffee Treasurer candidate Susan Shepherd. Candidate literature, walk lists, and a script will be provided.
Saturday, September 22nd at 11 am at Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida
Walk with CD 5 candidate Stephany Rose Spaulding, Chaffee Coroner candidate Jeff Graf, and Susan Shepherd for Chaffee Treasurer candidate. Candidate literature, walk lists, and a script will be provided.
Chaffee Democrats Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 27th at 6 pm at 1st Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida
September’s monthly meeting will focus on several of the substantive statewide and county referred ballot measures.
Chaffee referred ballot measures: Commissioner Keith Baker and Cindy Williams.
Let’s Go Colorado Transportation tax and bond measure. We are working to confirm speakers for Healthy Schools, Thriving Communities, and ballot measures to establish independent redistricting commissions, and minimum setback requirements on new oil & gas drilling. If you would like to present on any of these ballot measures, please contact Chair Susan Shepherd at email@example.com
Thank you everyone for all that you do each and every day to turn Chaffee County Blue. Together, we WILL Rock the Vote in November!
Our inaugural Big Tent BBQ was a smashing success, and featured great food, our candidates, and entertainment by the talented Salida Circus. I want to thank everyone who attended and the all the volunteers who contributed so much to make it happen. It was an important fundraiser for the Chaffee County Democratic Party in this crucial mid term election year. Everyone was able to hear from and meet our Chaffee County, State, and Congressional Democratic candidates who gave inspiring and compelling speeches. Our well qualified candidates and their teams are working hard but they need your support. Volunteer today!
Susan K. Shepherd Chair, Chaffee County Democrats
Dianne Primavera, Lt. Governor Candidate
Senator Kerry Donovan listens to constituent
Candidates Kimberly Parker, for Chaffee County Commissioner, and Stephany Rose Spaulding, for U.S. 5th Congressional District
Salida Circus performs
Susan K. Shepherd, Chaffee County Treasurer Candidate